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Poster: Rick Prelinger Date: Jul 18, 2004 8:12am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Medicus

I haven't confirmed that the two Medicuses are the same, but I think it's probable. We have family films of his and it is clear that he was at least an upper-middle-class person. His widow died last year, but I can't locate the obit clipping right now.

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Jul 18, 2004 9:52am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Medicus

Thanks for the information.

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Jul 18, 2004 12:05pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Philip Medicus -- citation about his interest in photography

From the NYT, October 6, 1940

PHOTOGRAPHERS' WAR TRAINING

With the realization that only a few of the thousands of amateur and professional photographers in the United States have any knowledge of the requirements of military photography, even though they may be skilled technicians, and with the hope of making the already proficient photographer more valuable to his country in the event he is called for service, a Civilian Photographic Training Committee has been formed to teach the military aspects of picture making.

The Committee is nonpolitical, unofficial and entirely civilian, and has as its sole purpose the training of professional and advanced amateur photographers of military age to use their technical knowledge to the best advantage. The committee consists of representatives of the amateur organizations, the press and professional groups. Its members are Robert W. Brown, chairman; Kenneth H. Adams, Ernest E. Draper, Alan Fisher, Norris Harkness, Steadman Jones, Stanley A. Katcher, Frank J. Liuni, Ira Martin, Arthur S. Mawhinney, Phillip Medicus...